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SXU named to 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education recently honored the nation’s leading colleges and universities, students, faculty members, … Read more ›

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May the Benefits Be With You

By Andrew Salata, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist May 4 is an unofficial holiday designated by fans as Star Wars Day. Why May 4 and … Read more ›

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Garage Sale to Benefit Rescued Animals

Looking for those "special items"? Triple R Pets and LuLu's Locker are having a garage sale at 21288 Brown Drive in Frankfort. Join the fun … Read more ›

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All About Disability

By Andrew Salata, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Disability is something most people do not like to think about. But if you’re not able to … Read more ›

From left, Orland Township's Gina Chigaros, Alison Bautcher and Cheryl Kokaska have been key in setting up a drug awareness symposium. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

May 2 drug symposium targets concerned parents

Orland Township will host its first Community Link symposium, offering information for parents of grade and high school students on the area’s battle against heroin use. … Read more ›

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April is Financial Literacy Month

Forget Spring Cleaning; Scrub Down Your Budget InsteadBy Andrew Salata, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for spring … Read more ›

Nanci Garoon Leigner, left, with her friend, Michele Snyder. Leigner was named TribLocal Hero. (Submitted photo)

Foundation aims to prevent teen deaths from sudden cardiac arrest

Jenny Snyder, who would have celebrated her 21st birthday this month, died four years ago on a Glenview soccer field from sudden cardiac arrest. The … Read more ›

Many of last year's Puck-Off players will be back to play hockey for charity this year. (Submitted photo)

Puck-Off Scholarship game will display wide array of hockey talent

The organizers of the fourth annual Puck-Off Scholarship Hockey Game won’t guarantee NHL-quality hockey, but fans should be entertained by some of the action on … Read more ›

Goodwill wants to open a retail services center in Palos Heights

Palos Heights residents might get the chance to donate used clothing and small household items to a worthy cause if the City Council gives the thumbs … Read more ›

From left to right, Melanie Toth, Luke Toth, Rowan Shirley, Jenny Shirley and Aaron Shirley  enjoy some family time at the Shirleys' home in Westmont. Jenny and Melanie helped found Mended Little Hearts of Lutheran General Children's Hospital. (Sheryl DeVore/Tribune)

‘Mended Little Hearts’ aims to help parents and their children with heart defects

Melanie and Ben Toth’s 9-month-old son had just gone through open heart surgery when Jenny and Aaron Shirley’s son,  just 10 days old, was being … Read more ›